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||Gelatin print on cardstock of "our squad" from Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
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||Group photograph of a squad from either Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard or their latter designation as Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. They are wearing M1912 or M1917 Tunics; M1917 Trousers; Campaign Hats (except Adolph Sphatt, front center wearing M1912 Visor Hat); Leggings; and pistol belts with pistols. A conical tent is in the background. They are identified from left to right, top row: Harlod Smith (KIA); William Hable; Edward Zindler (KIA); Otto Spaedtke (KIA); Otto Zellmer; and Frank Klotz. Front Row: Lorenzo Reed; Harvey Christensen; Corporal Adolph Sphatt; Arthur Burgener: and Elwin A. Ruppel (KIA).
Otto Spaedtke was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 26, 1900, the son of Robert and Augusta Fremming Spaedtke. He became a member of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in 1917. Killed in action at Chateau-Thierry, July 30, 1918, by a machine gun bullet to the head. His body was returned to Oshkosh and interred at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 4, Block 159.
Smith, Harlod L.
Ruppel, Elwin A.
||Camp Mills, NY
||4" x 5"
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
||Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
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